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BLK JKS Drop Full-Length After Robots September 8th

Secret Machines' Brandon Curtis Returns As Producer

Jun 09, 2009
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What happened before the robots? That's the question some may have for South Africa's futuristic rock group BLK JKS when they drop their full-length debut, After Robots. Led by childhood BFFs Lindani Buthelezi and Mpumi Mcata, the Johannesburg duo taught themselves guitar. Bassist Molefi Makananise and drummer Tshepang Ramoba, both of Soweto, joined for the group's promising Mystery EP from earlier this year. The new disc will still feature Secret Machines knob-twiddler Brandon Curtis but will add some horns with Hypnotic Brass Ensemble. Despite being recorded this January in Bloomington, Indiana, the debut promises to blast a postmodern conflation of prog, jazz-rock, Afro blues, and soweto beat. A tracklisting or cover artwork is not ready yet. The first single from Robots, "Molalatladi," which translates to rainbow in Zulu, is available now as a free MP3 from foursome's record label, Secretly Canadian. BLK JKS also have some remaining East coast dates in the U.S.


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